Together, we are challenging ourselves to cover two billion kilometres in 12 months, just as refugees worldwide do each year to reach the nearest point of safety.
From South Sudan to Uganda, Myanmar to Bangladesh, Syria to Jordan; they have endured long, dangerous and difficult journeys.
“It was a very terrible journey, we had to cross jungle and climb huge hills”, says Alin who fled Myanmar and carried her two young children for ten days until they reached safety.
Through this collective effort we will show our solidarity, build better understanding of refugees and raise money to protect refugees and help them to rebuild their lives.
To encourage everyone to move towards our 2 billion kilometres objective, we will reward the top five participants with the highest record of accumulated kilometres on 31 March, 30 June and 30 September 2019 with a personalized campaign t-shirt^.
In support of the World Refugee Day on 20 June every year which commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees, you are eligible for a special edition “6.20 World Refugee Day Charity Run” t-shirt by fulfilling BOTH of the following criteria within 15 June to 7 July 2019^. While stock lasts.:
1. Contribute 6.20 kilometres or more; AND
2. One-time donate HK$620 or more OR newly committed a Monthly donation of HK$100 or more*
^Eligible to participants from Hong Kong and Macao SAR only.
^Participants who choose to add their kilometres manually, please record a screen cap of the kilometres ran on your fitness app as proof for prize redemption and verification. All matters and disputes are subject to the final decision of UNHCR.
*Eligible donations are one-time donations of HK$620 or more OR newly committed monthly donations of HK$100 or more which are settled in between 15 June to 7 July 2019.
There are a lot of misconceptions about refugees. Here are some facts:
Through this movement we aim to build better understanding. Please help by sharing.
This global movement is being organised by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. We are the world’s leading organisation dedicated to supporting people forced to flee or those deprived of a nationality. We lead international action to protect them, deliver life-saving assistance like shelter, food and water, and help to safeguard fundamental human rights. For more information about UNHCR, visit www.unhcr.org/hk.